Sydney: Sun, sand, sights, surprises!

I’ve written a bit more about my time in Sydney and Melbourne for the Oakville Beaver, check that article out here. After a whirlwind five days in Sydney, I’m now in the most “liveable city in the world,” Melbourne! I absolutely loved Sydney and did so much in the short time I was there. I … Continue reading

Surfing safari

I just finished my first surfing lesson ever, and it was great! I actually managed to stand not one but FOUR times, which was awesome and unexpected. Sure, we got huge boards that were slightly soft instead of hard…but beginners are allowed a few cheats, okay! Our group of 12 people was dominated by Canadians … Continue reading

Backpackers unite!

Hey you! I’ve written an article for the Oakville Beaver about backpacking in Australia, read it here. As for me, I’m off to the beach!

Island in the sun

Hey there! I’m currently in Brisbane after a few nights camping on Fraser Island, which was an awesome time. Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, and therefore all of my things are covered in a fine layer of white sand at the moment. The trip involved some crazy 4×4 drives through … Continue reading

Gangster’s Paradise

I’ve returned from my sailing trip through the Whitsundays, and I managed to avoid a full-body sunburn. I’m pretty proud of myself. I am leaving for a 3-day camping trip to the biggest sand island in the world tomorrow though, so no promises on the sunburn front. Yes! So, I spent two days and one … Continue reading

Aussie Aussie Aussie…

I’ve written more about my time at the elephant sanctuary for the Oakville Beaver, check that blog out here. So, after a nightmare journey that involved way too many crying babies, I’m in Australia! Cairns to be exact. It’s hot, sunny and very pretty here. I even dived the Great Barrier Reef today! That was … Continue reading

Thai islands: diving and just plain dives.

Ah! It’s been so long! I have an excuse, I promise. The thing is, I was on the island of Koh Tao getting my PADI Open Water diving certification (woo!) for the last week and there was no internet. I had withdrawals. But! Now I’m on the slightly bigger island of Koh Phanghan and I … Continue reading

Delhi: Bamboozling

Cayley and I are in Delhi now after a few days in Goa, and the two places are very different. Whereas Goa was very laid back and beachy with a hippie vibe, Delhi is more intense and varied. Our hostel also happens to be 100 degrees all the time and is filled with mosquitos and … Continue reading

Trainin’ in India

I thought long and hard about the clever titles I could have used for this post, but then I gave up. There are so many train songs and three of them are currently playing in my head at the same time. Oh well. This post will be especially interesting to you if you plan on … Continue reading

Sweat, smoke and sarees

Well, it’s our third day in India and we’ve already experienced a lot: a festival, a temple, an ashram and the gate of India, just to name a few. Yesterday we accidentally stumbled upon the biggest festival in India. It’s called Ganesh Chaturthi and it’s pure insanity. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many … Continue reading